Journal of Medical Cases, ISSN 1923-4155 print, 1923-4163 online, Open Access
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Volume 4, Number 4, April 2013, pages 242-246

Surgical Management of an Unusual Case of Malignant Middle Cerebral Artery Infarction


Figure 1.
Figure 1. Non-contrast Axial CT Scan in Emergency Room.
Figure 2.
Figure 2. Preoperative Non-contrast Axial CT Scan.
Figure 3.
Figure 3. Postoperative Non-contrast Axial CT Scan.
Figure 4.
Figure 4. Typical hemicraniectomy/Modified from Ragel BT, et al.


Table 1. Functional Outcome After 12 Months (mRS)
Modified from Jutler E, et al [17].
Modified Rankin Score (mRS)23456
Conservative Treatment Group
  Number of Patients13128
  Percentage of Patients in Group7%20%7%13%53%
Surgery Treatment Group
  Number of Patients44513
  Percentage of Patients in Group24%24%29%6%18%


Table 2. Patient Outcomes
Survival After 1 YearSurgery Group
n = 17
Conservative Treatment Group
n = 15
n = 32
Modified from Jutler E, et al [17].